We at AA Muffler and Brakes haven't forgotten about the incredibly innovative Mary Anderson! In 1903, she patented a "window cleaning device for electric cars and other vehicles to remove snow, ice or sleet from the window." Does that sound familiar?
Happy October everyone. At AA Muffler and Brakes, our favorite part about this time of year is the quiet calm of an autumn drive. But without an exhaust muffler, those peaceful drives would be much louder (and much less enjoyable in our opinion). Thankfully, back in 1897, Milton O. and Marshall T. Reeves patented their “exhaust muffler for engines.”
July is UV Safety Month! Car safety extends beyond seat belts, airbags, and regular maintenance, to your skin. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which reaches us in the form of UVB and UVA rays, is associated with most skin cancer cases. Glass can only effectively block UVB rays, leaving us exposed to UVA even inside a car. To help prevent some of this exposure to UVA, car windshields have been partially treated to help filter out some of that UVA radiation.
July 2nd is “I Forgot Day!” At AA Muffler & Brakes, we know how easy it can be for basic car maintenance tasks to slip our minds. Especially when it’s summertime, and you have much better things to do than worry about taking your car into the shop for a routine inspection. However, it is important not to forget about these five maintenance tips because they will help you avoid costly, and often unnecessary, car repair services.
Summer has returned to Michigan, and with it returns the potholes (let’s be honest though, did they ever really go away?). Potholes occur when water seeps into pavement through cracks and softens the soil underneath. This results in a depression, or even a cave-in, of the street surface. Many potholes form in areas with excessive rainfall and flooding, or during winter and spring due to the freeze-thaw cycles. The fluctuation in weather this last winter and spring has resulted in a lot of that freezing and thawing, which accelerates the formation of potholes.
Summer is well under-way here in the Mitten State, and there is truly no better time than now for a road trip! Onlyinyourstate.com recently compiled a list of the 10 best Michigan road trips; this list contains amazing road trips for every season and we’ve picked out five which are perfectly suited for the summer months!